Social Work - Research & College Initiatives
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Global Social Justice

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education


Social Work Major
Maynard L. Cressman, M.S.W.
Associate Professor/ Director, Social Work
610-606-4666 Ext. 3502

Gerontology and Global Social Justice
Suzanne Weaver, M.S.W., L.S.W., A.C.S.W.
610-606-4666 Ext. 3500

Child Welfare
Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
610-606-4666 Ext. 3499

Research & College Initiatives

The social work faculty are active on the research and publication fronts. The following is a selective list of recent faculty accomplishments. See their personal faculty pages for more complete listings.

Democracy ProjectDemocracy Project

A $1.5 million grant funded through Atlantic Philanthropies and the Teagle Foundation. Professor Weaver co-developed the central curriculum used both at Cedar Crest College and seven participating institutions. Dr. Boland co-developed the original assessment surveys used in collecting over 2,400 surveys. The results of the Democracy Project were published in The Industrial Organizational Psychologist Journal and in the Journal of General Education. (2003) (P.I.’s - Kathleen Boland, Kerrie Baker, Elizabeth Meade, Suzanne Weaver, and Kim Spiezio)

Selected Publications

Boland, Kathleen. Law and ethics in social work. Teaching social work values and ethics, 2nd edition. CSWE Press: Council on Social Work Education: Alexandria, VA (2009).

Baker, K., Boland, K., & Laffey, J. The health connection at Cedar Crest College. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, (2006).